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New Provider Relief Funding Available
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Friday September 10th, $25.5 billion in new funding for health care providers affected by COVID-19 pandemic will be available.
Phase 4 General Distribution - $17 billion will be available to a broad range of providers who can document revenue loss and expenses associated with the pandemic.
American Rescue Plan (ARP) Rural - $8.5 billion will be available to providers who serve Medicaid/CHIP and Medicare beneficiaries living in Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)-defined rural areas.
Phase 3 Reconsiderations – The methodology utilized to calculate Phase 3 payments is now available and an opportunity to request a reconsideration. Further details of the reconsideration process are forthcoming.
Grace Period for Reporting Period 1- HHS has announced a 60-day grace period to help providers struggling to meet the deadline of September 30, 2021 for Period 1 PRF Reporting. The deadlines to use the funds and the reporting time period did not change. HHS will not initiate collection activities or similar enforcements for noncompliant providers during the grace period.
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Rhonda Houchens, Director of Operations